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    Send midi to outside world

    Today I discovered this cool feature in K2: "Send Midi to outside world"
    I mean, I knew it is there, but since it does not work when running K2
    as plugin in a sequencer, I did not know how to use it.

    It always teased me, that you can't use the control knobs of a scripted instrument
    in Kontakt to record all the nice features which developers have created.

    Today I discovered the following workflow to use K2 as a midi controller and I'd like to share that with you:

    Lets say you work in Logic and use a standard midi interface like the unitor or amt8 with several midi in/out.
    Open Kontakt2 in standalone mode, open the instrument you like to use,
    delete all samples to save memory and save the instrument as a controller template.
    Open the Audio/Midi setup and set one midi out to "on".
    Open the options menu and select the options for "send midi to outside world"
    in the "Audio Engine" window. (I think, by default these settings are ok.)
    Select at least: "script generated CCs"
    When turning a knob in the GUI, you should see the midi out indicator flashing on your midi interface.

    Now, connect a midi cable from the selected midi out to any free midi in of the same interface.
    In your sequencer, route this midi in to any midi instrument.
    Open K2 as plugin with the same instrument as in the standalone version, (off course with samples)
    Hit record, switch to the standalone version and turn any knob in the GUI.
    Voila, the CC controller data should be recorded into your sequencer.

    How is that?
    Sounds complicated?
    Hm, maybe, but you just have to do this setup once and you are able to record controller data directly from the Kontakt GUI.
    I think thats easier than looking in the manual for the corresponding CCs
    and record controllers with an external hardware controller.
    I prefer to record it on a separate track an merge it with the notes when
    everything is ready, but that are details.

    At least for Chris Hein - Guitars and many other complex instruments its worth to try it.

    Chris Hein
    Chris Hein - Horns / Chris Hein - Guitars / Chris Hein - Bass
    http://www.chrishein.net

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    Re: Send midi to outside world

    Interesting idea - very interesting idea. Thanks for sharing it

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    Re: Send midi to outside world

    Yes very interesting, thanks Chris! I was wondering what on earth outside world meant.

    On your website, that ribbon controller in the demo for trombone, is that something you sell with the horns or is it something that comes on some keyboards?

    Awesome Trombones and saxes, btw!

    David

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    Re: Send midi to outside world

    Quote Originally Posted by Leaf
    Yes very interesting, thanks Chris! I was wondering what on earth outside world meant.
    Its a question of perspective,
    yesterday I thought, who the hell is insterest in sending something to the outside world.
    Then I thought, if the sequencer is the inside world, why not make Kontakt itself be the outside world.
    So, from Kontakts perspective, my inside world, the sequencer, is Kontakts outside world.
    ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Leaf
    On your website, that ribbon controller in the demo for trombone, is that something you sell with the horns or is it something that comes on some keyboards?

    Awesome Trombones and saxes, btw!

    David
    The ribbon controller is from Doepfer. It sends midi data and costs about 300,- Euro.
    http://www.doepfer.de/home_e.htm

    Chris Hein
    Chris Hein - Horns / Chris Hein - Guitars / Chris Hein - Bass
    http://www.chrishein.net

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    Re: Send midi to outside world

    Thanks for that link Chris!

    When i get that set, i'll get a ribbon controller to go with it.

    David

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